On Thu, 17 Mar 2005, Hannah Schroeter wrote:
used for rfc2822 headers on Windows machines Since SenderID is patented,
open mailers will have SPF+SES fro MAIL FROM and SES or DK for 2822.
DK is patented too, or am I wrong?
It is patented (which is bad for other reasons, see groklaw.net for much
discussion of the issue), but provides a royalty free license for
implementations of the DK protocol which is compatible with most
open source licences including GPL.
The senderID patent license, while providing a royalty free license for
binary implementations, forbids source distribution unless the
recipient signs the Microsoft license agreement - making source distributions
so impractical as to be next to impossible. This effectively kills
any open source implementations of senderID - undoubtedly exactly
what MS had in mind.
Stuart D. Gathman <stuart(_at_)bmsi(_dot_)com>
Business Management Systems Inc. Phone: 703 591-0911 Fax: 703 591-6154
"Confutatis maledictis, flamis acribus addictis" - background song for
a Microsoft sponsored "Where do you want to go from here?" commercial.